A Fortnite player has figured out what’s causing the game’s strange map noises, which were introduced in Season 6. You’re not alone if you’ve been hearing odd noises while playing the free-to-play game since Season 6’s release. Until this week, it was unclear what was causing the sounds, but it turns out they’re coming from the main tower in the center of the map.
Season 6’s map differs significantly from previous seasons in that it features a modern, prehistoric region that spreads out from the previous Zero Point in the map’s middle.
The latest Fortnite map comes with a slew of new features to coincide with Season 6, including a makeover that puts the Spire at the core of a primal-themed makeover complete with animals and new challenges. There are some new places to visit, as well as some more popular points of interest that have been given a seasonal makeover to suit a new theme in a new Fortnite season.
The map represents the season’s theme, Primal, by replacing the central Zero Point and desert position with a more prehistoric feel, which includes many new locations such as Boney Burbs and Colossal Crops. You must visit all of these places in person before they appear on the map, as in previous Chapter 2 seasons.
The Zero Point’s impacts have spread out from the map’s middle, affecting places like Salty Towers, which is now Boney Burbs. Colossal Colosseum has been renamed Colossal Crops. There are also some visual adjustments that indicate the map will evolve over time. So, let’s take a peek at the latest Fornite map and see what’s new.
This is how the latest Season 6 map looks:
With the giant central Spire standing tall in the middle of everything on the latest Fortnite world, it’s hard to overlook the impact of the Zero Point. Salty Towers and Colossal Colosseum were both influenced by the reality waves that erupted from it, transforming them into Boney Burbs and Colossal Crops, respectively.
The spire, a massive tower to the right of the map’s top, appears to be where The Foundation is stuck, battling to contain the Zero Point and prevent it from destroying reality. In exchange for powerful arms and gear, you’ll find a device near the base where you can slot in orbs dropped by various Spire Guardians.
HypeX, a Fortnite leaker and content developer, announced on Twitter that the “weird sounds” that can be heard anywhere on the map are probably coming from the tower, but it’s unclear why. It clearly has some meaning, but no one knows what the significance is.
Hypex has compiled all of the sounds into a single video, which includes some dinosaur noises and what seems to be Foundation crying, probably in pain.
However, because this is clearly by design, we should expect further answers as the season goes on.
It’s fair to assume that the Foundation will continue to play a significant role in the game’s plot, but for how long is unknown.
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